Ferrellgas Partners

Dividend Yield: 8.10%

Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE: FGP) shares currently have a dividend yield of 8.10%.

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. distributes and sells propane and related equipment and supplies primarily in the United States. It transports propane to propane distribution locations, tanks on customers' premises, or to portable propane tanks delivered to retailers. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.66.

The average volume for Ferrellgas Partners has been 141,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ferrellgas Partners has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 46% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ferrellgas Partners as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP has improved earnings per share by 20.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP turned its bottom line around by earning $0.68 versus -$0.14 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.88 versus $0.68).
  • FGP's revenue growth trails the industry average of 14.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.6%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Gas Utilities industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 18.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$35.53 million to -$28.80 million.
  • The gross profit margin for FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP is currently extremely low, coming in at 11.09%. Regardless of FGP's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -8.21% trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $36.88 million or 41.01% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

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